Sports / Enjoy IPL 2019 but be smart and inform franchises about workload: Kohli's message to teammates

India TV : Mar 14, 2019, 11:22 AM

Virat Kohli said that he wants the boys to go into IPL 2019 and enjoy themselves before the 2019 World Cup, which is starting on May 30. Enjoy in the IPL these two months. Must enjoy ourselves and play because we enjoy the game. All of us deserve to go into the IPL and enjoy ourselves. Everything will be taken over by the World Cup when it comes to the tournament. We have been playing good cricket & doesn't feel loss

"All of us deserve to go into the IPL and enjoy ourselves. Everything will be taken over by the World Cup when it comes to the tournament," Kohli said at the post-match presentation on Wednesday.

"We have discussed workload and asked the players to be smart and inform the franchises. All the workload will be monitored and the players will take the opportunity to take breaks.

"We will be committed to play the IPL but the World Cup comes once in four years. Everyone is committed to the World Cup and want to be a part of the bus," he said.

Commenting on the loss in the last series before the World Cup, Kohli said: "The fact that Australia came and won here means it was a hard fought series. They played better and won.

"We have been playing good cricket and doesn't feel like a loss. Nobody is panicking because we know the things we were looking to do in the last three games. They just showed more composure in pressure situation."

"I think this is exactly how we played in Australia. We were more brave than them in their situation. We just went out and expressed ourselves.